March 6, 8:00 pmView All Events
It Gets Better Live blends music, theatre, and multimedia into a powerful work for the stage. This moving musical theater performance – equal parts wit, whimsy, empowerment, and inspiration – features real stories from gay, lesbian, transgender, and straight allies from around the country. The cast will be joined by members of The LOFT’s Pride Chorus and individual singers from the Purchase College community.
Please join us in the theatre after the show for a Q&A with It Gets Better touring company.
Since its inception in 2011, It Gets Better has been an ever-evolving work, bringing the experience and message of the online It Gets Better Project to communities throughout the country. Now, “cycle three” is responding to both troubling and hopeful changes in the American conversation about LGBTQ++ people and issues. A week of workshops, conversations, and educational outreach culminates with the live musical theater performance.
It Gets Better Live is produced by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts.
Presented at Purchase with support from community partners THE LOFT LGBT Community Center, Center Lane LGBQT+ Youth Center, Rockland County Pride Center and GLSEN Hudson Valley, and campus partners LGBTQU and QPOC.
It Gets Better Welcome Reception
Monday, March 2, 6pm
PAC Upper Lobby
LGBTQ support groups, service providers, and allies from Purchase College and the region are invited to an informal evening of networking. Meet, mingle, and help welcome to the cast to Purchase! For more information please contact Ian Driver.
The It Gets Better World Cafe
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm
This event has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Community Chorus
Our Community Chorus will be anchored by the The LOFT’s Pride Chorus. This powerful collaboration between company artists and community singers culminates in the chorus joining the It Gets Better cast on-stage as an integral part of the March 6 performance.